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 1  /i^j^/a^i/i^^  z.  VOLUME VI.     NO.   41.  NEW DENVER, B. C, JULY 13, 1899.  Price, ��2 00 Year  SLOGAN GAMP NEWS |  LOCAT,    CHIT-CHAT.  A school will be opened in Cody next  month.  James GilhoOley is making a fortune  at Salubria, Idaho.  Lowes & Harrington have opened an  hotel in Duncan City.  Wm. Thomlinson  has   returned   from  the Okanogan country.  Bathing in the lake is a favorite pastime this warm weather.  Lord and Lady Rathdonnell paid a  visit to the Slocan last week.  H. T. Bragdon and wife are spending  their holidays in New Denver.  Some of the   finest strawberries ever  tasted are groAvn in New Denver gardens.  A. J. Marks is in  town,   but  will not  commence  work' on   the   California  at  present.  Pleasure parties are numerous on the  lake since the steam yacht Alert Aras  launched.  There was born in Sandon on July 6,  to the Avife of James Vallance, a  daughter.  The Sandon brass band talk of running an excursion to Argenta some of  these fine hot days.  The football teams of Sandon and  Three Forks played a match game at  the Forks on Sunday.  Dr. Milloy, of Sandon, is removing to  Rossland, where he will take up the  dental practice of Dr. Findlay.  The juvenile football team met the  Sandon juveniles on the Three Forks  grounds Tuesday, and were beaten by a  score of 2 to I.  J E. Strickland has been appointed  postmaster at Ncav Denver, vice Capt.  Estabrooks. resigned. He Avill rake the  oflice on the loth iust  St.OC.lN    MlNKKAl.     I'l.O.VT.  Twenty tons of ore Avere shipped from  the Wonderful last week.  Ed. Stewart commenced work again  on the Condor group last week.  F. L. Byron will drive 100 feet of crosscut on the A. E., Red'.'mountain.  In the neighborhood of 75 men are  at Avork on Four Mile properties.  The Rockland, on Red Mountain, is  being surveyed for a Crown grant.  The Lucky Jim is employing about  20 men, and paying S3.50 for eight hour  shifts.  . The site for the Wakefield concentrator has been surveyed and the course of  thetrani completed.  Another tunnel has been commenced  upon the Silverite, which will tap the  property -.100 feet deeper.  Thirty odd men are Avorking at the  Noonday. The ore body continues fine  and they are sacking about seven tons  a day.  During June the shipments of ore from  tne Slocan were 425 tons less than in  May. The A-alue of the output was  $100,000.  J. M. M. Benedum is ground-sluicing  the G. O. P. Benedum is sure the Wil-  lard and Emily Edith ledges run through  this claim.  A smelting company, with its Canadian office at Kaslo has been formed in  England.    The capital of  the company  spend .$511,0(10 in development work  within two years. B. IT.' TretheAvay  Avill superintend the work.  A lv ("{and, of NeAv Westminster has  purchased from D W, Moore the Ocean  claim, on Pay"1' mountain. The price  is Slu.uuo. with $500 doAvn and the balance in one. three and six months. A  large number of men will be immediately piit to work on the property.  it is reported that Mann & McKenzie  are floating a company in London to  takeover tlie North Star in Fast Kootenay at S3.00o.000. It is also said that  their Boundary properties Avill be floated for S5,000,u<X) in Canada and Eng  land under the name of the Dominion  Copper Mines. Limited  Thompson & Mitchell, while doing  imr assessment work on the Capella  group, on Goat mountain, at New Denver, took out 33^ tons of dry ore from  surface cuts which they shipped to the  Trail smelter. After paying all charges  it netted them $429.(50. The ore ran  from 1G4 to 2(5S ounces silver and from  $2 to $3 in gold. There are two ledges  on the Capella and plenty of ore in sight.  If the miners would submit to a reduction to S3 a day, it Avould not be long  until muckers would be forced to accept  S2.50 a day and ore-sorters and other  outside men ��2. These wages Avould  be little, if any, better in this country  than ��1 and 75 cents a day is in the east,  aud would make, the camp a cheap  place for the laborer and business man,  while contributing thousands in monthly dividends to foreign shareholders.  Capital that will iiiA*est in this country  and help to develop its immense resources should be encouraged bv being  well paid. So Avith the miner audi  laborer     The  ores  of  our   mines are  Red Mountain ores. The ledge is a  large one and assays from S10 to $120  per ton. There is every ��� indication of  its turning out a very big property.  The development Avill be AA-atched Avith  interest as this ore is different to the  general run of the ledges found here.  HIGHLY    SATISFACTORY,  J5nr.��;  ���pri.se Ore Kicher   in  Jtetnriifl   thitii  i Was Anticipated,  'ffB��8afBS9SfBSf888SSBSS8��SS^SSS3  lS(ME WINE MAKERS  .). R. Robertson, of Nelson, resident  manager of the London company operating the Enterprise, paid a visit to the  mine last Aveek and inspected the workings on the property. He was highly  pleased Avith the property, and freely  expressed himself so. The only draAv-  back in the immediate Avorking of the  mine is, he states, the question of  getting miners. Under different conditions and in some other countries this  would be an easy matter, but not so  iioav in the Slocan. Fabulously rich as  the Enterprise ore is, yet the management refuses to pay its miners more  than $3 a day, and the result is that it  cannot get miners.  It is understood that orders have  been given by Mr. Robertson to Mr.  Koch, avIio is looking after the company's interests on Ten Mile, to haul  the remaining .120 tons of ore at the  mine to the landing for immediate shipment; also to thoroughly clean up the  grounds about the building and put the  property in ship shape. This Avould indicate that early operations were contemplated, but another order has been  given that tends to strengthen the belief that the Enterprise management.  Avill hold out to the last for the S3.scale.  The supplies that  were taken'  to the  is ��(500.000. , i _i     i  i i ���     ��� i    .  ,,     i  *.:vr ana the laborer, and incidentally the  Properties   on   Woodbury   creek   are j U1.m in |nisjll(lSS  ,.,m'   those, depending  paying $3.50 for eight-hour shifts.    It is I n,10n |mil  said that  a  few  mines   are  AA'orkingatl   Ainsworth for -S3.  rich enough to well pay both the hives- j inine wh('��  immediate work  was contemplated, are to be disposed of at the  best figure obtainable.  All this is probably  ordered   in vieAv  SLOCAN   CITY   XKH'S   IN   ISItlJ-'r*.  New Denver needs more lire wardens.  People grow careless when they are not  checked by authority, and in consequence towns are occasionally disfigured  by the fire element.  The fly-fishing season Aviil lie Opened  this month. Many unusually large fish  have been caught this season on the  trolls and local nimrods anticipate big-  catches Avith the fly.  Services   Avill   be   conducted   in   the  Methodist church,  Silverton,  next.Sun-!  dayatSp.m., by   Rev.  A.   E.   Roberts.  The Sunday school meets as  usual at 2  p. m.    Even'one is invited to attend.  The ss. Slocan, now undergoing repairs at Rosebery, will not be ready for  service for some AA'eeks. The machinery  ���will be thoroughly overhauled and the  boat newly painted from stem to stern.  The audience that greeted the Lyceum company in "The Man in Black.''  at Bosun Hall.,was not large nor yet  appreciative, but perhaps the character  of the performance and the way it Avas  put on had something to do with it.  Services   will   be   conducted   in   the i  During June, the smelter at Nelson j  produced 119 tons of lead bullion, 184!  ounces of gold, 29,700 ounces of silver!  and 1.15 tons of lead.  The Noonday is coming to the front as  a shipper. About 30 men are employed,  the largest force at present working on  any Slocan lake mine.  F. P. O'Neil, formerly of the Ruth  mine, is having some work done on the  Pinnacle and Emblem claims. These  properties are above the Alpha.  A force of six men have been employed several days past on the Ruby  and Perseverance mineral claims, situated southeast of Ncav Denver.  The average cost of .producing copper  in the-United States is seven cents a  pound. The loAvest cost is five cents, by  the Boston and Montana Co. At the  Calumet & Hecla it costs. seA'en cents.  Eight carloads of ore from the Sunshine and Silver Cup, in the Lardeau,  shipped to the Trail smelter, returned to  the owners $16,948. This Avas the amount  realized above the cost of freight and  smelter charges.  It is the opinion.of the generalpublic  that the big properties around Sandon  and Three   Porks  will   resume opera-j companv.    \vork is being continued at  Methodist church next  Sundav at 11 a.   t,,,l,s shortly.   It is believed the Payne  the minc and ovei. 85)000 a month is ,)e.  m. and 7 :30 p. in.  by  the  pastor, A. E.   win have a force of 150 meu at work by j ing spent in development work.  Roberts.    The sermon   in   the morning   the 15th of the month. I     j  0. 0 F. Lodg-e No 4u, Slocan Citv,  morning will  be   for   the   children ami j     The Lone Star and Blue Grouse com- j ,vave an At Home to  their friends last  ��� -.any will soon commence a 1,000 foot j Thursday   evening.      After    the  tunnel   upon   these   properties.     The  claim-- are between the Ruth  and Slo-   the men.y pal.ty cnj-oved themselves for  From our I!i.'jriil.-.ir Correspondcm.  Work has been resinned on the Evening Star No S group, on Dayton creek.  There are rumors that another matrimonial alliance will take place here  this month.  The Churchof England are preparing  to put tip a church on their lot here on  Arthur street shortly.  Shook and Arnot contemplate moving their saAv mill, now at Lemon creek,  ! doAvn the river about six miles further.  | Mr. Cottom. of the Arlington, left  ! Thursdav for San Francisco, having  j been called away by the serious illness  j of lu's wife.  I    The'tirst payment made on the Chap-;  j leau deal Avas 5 per cent, or $1,500 and ! at the time the propertv was acquired  .not $3,000 as stated last Aveek. The | lias been shipped, and has realized $38.-  ! second payment falls due in October. j 500. and that a further PJ5 rons remain  David Arnot has bought MoAvatt & ! ut tluJ "lilie r,ia(lv lor shipment. This  Go's building next to the Arlington ho-j news is very gratifying, as it was esti-  tel, and has removed his stock there,! matwl ��>' the engineers that about. U70  after making extensive improvements !  in the building. ,'...'.  In Nelson, last Aveek, Messrs Cottom,  Benny, Rithet, Williamson and W. A.  Macdonald were made the provisional  directors of the reconstructed Arlington  of the early visit to the property of Mr.  Richard Popkiss, a director of the New  Zealand Minerals Company, who is on  his Avay from London to British Columbia to confer on the spot Avith the company's representatives, for the purpose  of establishing the best possible organisation for Avorking the. mine to the.  i greatest advantage.  In view of the position taken by the  Enterprise company showing their de-  teiminalio" to force a reduction in  wages if possible, the following from a  circular issued to the shareholders under dale of June -I'M. Avill be interesting:  ���'Since the issue of Mr. Kendall's report on the Enterprise Mine, which accompanied the director's annual report  to the shareholders, cabled advices  have been received announcing thatj  577 tons of the ore Avhich was in the bins!  The Nelson Miner had several interesting articles omitted from the last  pages of its special Kootenay number,  Avhich has just been issued. The special edition is very attractively put together and is Avell filled Avith descriptive articles on the different camps in  Kootenay. FolloAving is a well-Avritten  article Avhich was crowded out of the  special number, descriptive of properties on Ten and TVelve Mile creeks:  TAvelve Mile Creek is about five miles  above Slocan City, on the east side of  the lake, and tAvo years ago enjoyed a  great boom, during which a large number of claims were staked. It is only a  short creek, yet it is a territory rich in  surface croppings. On the Springer  creek divide is the Republic group,  which has been developed ag*ooddeal.  This property runs high in silver and  the ore carries good A-alues in gold.  Other groups are the Get There Eli,  Scotsman and Bachelor. The ore on  the creek is high grade and dry in  character, with substantia] ���"���allies' in  gold and a fair percentage of copper.  A pack trail has been built up the creek  and the various claims are easily  reached from the lake.  A short distance above Tweh'e Mile  is the townsite of Vevey, OAvned by  Messrs. Allan and Cory. They have a  first-class hotel on the lake shore and a  store, with a productive'ranch some  distance back. The toAvnsite is connected with both Ten Mile and Twelve.  Mile, and enjoys a certain amount of  distinction.  Ten Mile Creek, however, is looked  upon as the most important of all the  tributaries of Slocan Lake, and has again  been brought into prominence of late by  tho sale of the Enterprise mine to the  London and B. C. Goldfields. Two years  ago the creek v.as invaded by Vancouver  ! lowing seasons, and a vast mineral territory was. opened out.   In the fall of 1895,  the Enterprise group Avas bonded to J. A.  Finch for $25,000, which   bond he afterwards took up.    Trails were built, cabins  erected, and a large force of  men put to  work developing the  claim.     Two  carloads of ore Avere shipped,  netting the  owners $8(5 per ton.     With the building  of the wagon road, larger buildings were  erected, and these have since been again  enlarged.   There are  seven  tunnels on  the group, with a  full  quota   of shafts  and raises, developing the most continuous and high grade chute of ore knoAvn  in the west.   It   is  proven  735   feet in  depth and many thousand feet in length.  Between the Enterprise and the creek  is the Iron Horse, owned  by A. McLean  and the estate of D. McDonald.     It was  bonded two years ago  by   EA'ans,  Coleman & Evans, of Vancouver,  who failed  to take up their option.  Above the Enterprise is the Empress  Fraction, OAvned by R. I. Kirkwood; the  Mabou, by R. I. Kirkwood, D. Grant,  G. Williamson and A. Tunks; the Ohio  and Ohio Fraction, by F. Wells and R.  I. Kirkwood. These properties haA'e  been worked all winter, with very promising results. There are three veins on  each claim, all showing shipping ore,  with high values. Gool cabins have  been erected and much surface work  done. A tunnel on the Mabou is in  about 70 feet, with a strong ledge in  view. On the Ohio are two long tunnels  driven on separate vpins.  To the east of the Enterprise is the  Gatineau and Simcoe group of four  claims, owned principally by C. E.  Smitheringale, T. Reid and C. F. Nelson  of New Denver. The}- have two strong  leads on the property, upon which work  has been done.  On the west of  the  Enterprise is the  parents are earnestly invited to send  their children to the service, and if possible attend themselves.  John Delaney received a dispatch on  Monday stating that his brother James  had died at Grand Forks of pneumonia.  Deceased was a well-known hotel man,  and for a time did a flourishing business  in New Denver. From here he went to  Glenora, but returned to Grand Forks  gome months ago and established himself there.  tons of ore. was  in   the  bins,  and  that  that quantity would produce only  $37,-  <J00. whereas iioav  it   is  sIioavii that 7<)2  tons were available for immediate .shipment, and that 577  tons  have  realized  more than the total  estimate.     It   will  j be remembered that  in   Mr.  Kendall's  j report he* estimated that the ore blocked  out represented 7,800  tons Avhich was  j ready for stoping at once,  and that,he  I estimated the profits to be derived from  j this   tonnage, even   if .worked by the  ,   , ,. ; methods  which  Avere adopted   bv  the  j cream and cake had  been disposed of | ,ate 0W11(JI.S> ;U sm<(11Ju/- ' j  ice  can Star, and the lead from the Slocan  Star runs through them.  R C. Campbell-Johnston  Avent  up to  several hours dancing to  the excellent j  music of the Slocan City orchestra. !  Mr. Williams,  who  recentlv bonded  AKTKK    TIIK    YKLLOW.  capital,   which   has  acted ���as a hoodoo j Neepawa group  of   which   E.  Shannon  and A. McGillivray, of New Denver, are  the owners. This was two years ago  under bond to the Bell-Irving Syndicate,  of Vancouver now owning the Thompson group, on Four Mile. They did a  great deal of work on the vein, and erected fine buildings. They afterwards  threw up the bond, Avith a loss of several thousand dollars. Two carloads of  ore Avere shipped, giving good returns.  There is a fine vein on the entire group,  and recently the owners uncovered a fine  chute of clean ore a few feet from where  the bonders quit Avork.  On the top of the hill is the Bondholder group, which has been worked by  Vancouver people, and has had a most  chequered career. A great deal of money  has been expended on it. It is supposed  to have the Enterprise \-ein and is considered A'aluable ground. There is shipping ore exposed on the group in several  places, and should yet turn out a shipper.  An English company is reported to be  seeking to buy it.  Farther AA-est, A. Brindle has a promising group called the Royal Star, situated on Gerness creek, a small stream  running into Ten Mile. There is a big  ledge exposed, with a 50-foot tunnel on  it. Good ore is showen. Next comes  the Dalhousie group, also owned in New  Denver. It was also under bond to Vancouver capitalists, but AA-as allowed to go  by the board. Phenomenal assays of  many thousand ounces in silver have  been obtained from the ore.      There are  ever since, the general  development being   retarded  by   their   many  failures.  Ten Mile owes  its  discovery and prominence   to  the exertions and  labors of  New Denver prospectors, Avho are by far  the largest owners of cloimson the creek.  It is  about  20 miles  long,  tapping the  Kootenay Lake divide  of   South   Kaslo  and Kokanee   creeks.     There   are  tAvo  forks, the north and south, twelve miles  from the.lake.     A   fine  rolling  valley,  with  a   magnificent   forest   growth  for  most of the   distance,   extends  the full  length of the creek.     One   of   the best  wagon roads in  the country   has been  built to the Enterprise mine, eight miles  from the lake, and good pack trails have  been built to all the principal properties,  and   over   the   Springer   Creek,   South  Kaslo, Kokanee, Granite Creeks, north  fork and south fork divides.     There are  two tOAvnsites on the creek, that  of Enterprise at the lake shore,  owned by R.  I. Kirkwood, of NeAV Denver;   and  Aylwin, commandiug  the  Enterprise basin  and owned principally by C. W. Aylwin j  also of NeAV Denver.    C. B. Taylor has a  hotel at Enterprise  and W. C. E. Koch,  feed stables and   blacksmith  shop.    At  Aylwin is a hotel owned by Geo. Aylwin ;  sawmill, by W. Koch and  a store by A.  Parrish & Co.. of Slocan City.     Just below the Enterprise mine is a third hotel,  owned by P. Stratford, and a number of  dwellings.  The history of Ten Mile creek is in reality that of the Enterprise mine, as the  Last week   Fred   Williamson   was in  the Queen Bess mine Saturday.     The  the Chapleau will take up his residence | New Denver, and reported  the finding  Crow's Nest Coal.  During the month of June 10,000 tons  of coal and 2,000 tons of coke were shipped from Fernie. Two mines on Coal  creek near Fernie are being worked and  400 men are employed. The company  expect to ship 1,000 tons a day by December. Another mine is being opened  at Michel. In three months 300 coke  ovens will be in operation. Tbe coal is  found only in the cretaceous formation,  and is equal to any on this continent.  in town. He Avill have 10 men working  in a tew days. Since he procured the  Chapleau the OAvners received a much  higher offer from NeAv York. The NeAv  York   people  property is preparing for  larger devel  opuient than heretofore, and  it  is  predicted a large force of men -will be employed there by the 1st of August  The miners of the Slocan have not  and will not suffer materially by the at-j they should look for  tempt of the mine operators to reduce | There are some left.  Avages. The. men have been permitted  to get out into the hills and the result  has been the opening up of more good  properties than ever were proA'en to exist in the camp.  In the White Grouse district work  has commenced on the Copper and  Storm King groups. Hugh Sutherland's  Toronto syndicate has a working bond  upon the seven claims comprising* the  Iavo groups,   in   Avhich   they agree to  of hoav placer ground   on   the  Kettle  river.    The, new find  is about 3d miles,  from ArroAV lake via  Fire   Valley, and j or��' of "'hich   the   Enterprise   is   chief.  about 70 miles from Vernon.    .1   Worth jj Most of the claims are  in   the  hands of  Avere  disappointed,  but; was taking out ��5 a   day  and J. Lodge! the original   owners, and   no   better or  whole success of the camp has hinged I several ledges, upon which extensive  upon its development. There are scores j workings have been opened up.  of promising prospects on the other side j The Hydrabad group is owned by F.  of the creek, and the section bears evi- Wells and P- Sheran, of New Denver. It  deuce of the existence of large bodies oi! was once bonded for a tidy sum and allowed to lapse after a small amount of  work. It has a wide ledge and first-class  ore.  other properties.  E. J. Felt, acting for eastern capitalists, has taken an 18 month's bond on  the White Sparrow and Torpedo mineral claims, situated on the first north  fork of Lemon creek. The bond is for  $30,000, with the stipulation that $1,000  worth of work has to be done in the  first mouth and $500 Avorth of Avork per  month thereafter. The character of  this ore is very similar to that of the Le  Roi, War   Eagle and   other  Rossland  81 Avhen Williamson left there. There I Inore virgin territory for the capitalist  is plenty of ground in the vicinity of j exists in Kootenay than that of Ten  these two claims, and considerable cop-j Mile- The Enterprise group was dis-  per float.    Williamson, accompanied by I covered in 1894 by  R.I.   Kirkwood and  The Edmonton group, owned by C.  Sandison, Avas under bond to A. G. Ferguson, of Vancouver. He had 10 men  working   for    several    months.     After  lull Anderson and Jim English, left New I J- F. McKinnon, who  were  prospecting! "Pending many thousands  of dollars he  Denver for the scene of excitement last j the vicinity from the Cody divide. Clean  Aveek.      On   Sunday   A.   Wallace,   R.! ore was found  on  the  surface and  two  Williams, A. and E.   Brindle  and Russ  Thompson   rolled   their blankets   and  I claims staked.    They   kept   their     find  quiet for a time but upon   the big assays  folloAved the other band of gold hunters.  Nothing pleases the palate better on  hot days than'one of John Williams'  milk shakes.  becoming known a rush set in, resulting  in what has been termed the lower Slocan excitement. Prospectors spread out  over Springer, Lemon, Kokanee, South  Kaslo and other  creeks  during  the fol-  finally gave up the task. The Edmonton has a stroug lead, showing kidneys  of high grade ore.  About two miles from the lake is the  Kalispell group, now in possession of a  syndicate of Black Hills people. There  are fine buildings and workings on the  group, with as big a lead as exists on the  Concluded on fourth na-yre. THE LEDGE, NEW JDJilJNVKR, B.C., JULY lo, 1899.  Sixth Year  The Ledqe.  Published every Thursday.  R. T. LOWERY, Editor and Financier.  SUBSCRIPTION' RATES:  Three months �� ���'������  Six "  l--'s  Twelve   "  ��� 2.00  TllliKE YKAKS .-'-M  Transient Advertisiiijr, 2b cents per line Iirst in  sertion, 10 cents per line subsequent insertions  iioniiarc.il measurement.  TO CONTRIBUTORS.  Correspondence from every part of the Kootenay  District and communications upon live topics  ahvays acceptable. AA'rite on both sides of the  pajter if you wish. Ahvays send something Rood  no matter ho����� crude. Get your copy in while it  U hot. and we will do the rest.  cipal event in our life for many moons.  We Avould read all the stories aloud  to mother, and then speculate Iioav  i the heroes *vould come out in the  j next paper. If we could enjoy fiction  j today as we did then we would not  ! have a speck upon our sky of pleasure.  F.   B. GRIFFITH HEARD  FKOM.  |-|J��.ilt1 IK- >^^-*^��>j��>.��u.^MnJ^JbJ��>ih��. ���  A  A pencil cross m this square  indicates that your .subscription is due. and thai the editor  wishes once again to look at  your collateral.  f HURSDAY,   .JULY 13. 1899.  I ;  ���SCRAPS.FROM THK  KIMTOR'S DKSK.  Liquid air has a temperature of 312  decrees below zero. It ought to be a  good ingredient for cocktails in July.  Printing business must be good in  Nelson. The editor of the Economist  recently added a Hand to the establishment.  .  Old Sol, who has been working  short shifts up to this week, is again  Avorking full time. He will soon  have the mountain timber in prime  condition for the Are fiend.  Strewn along the course of ships between India and England are 4.00  millions of dollars worth of gold and  diamonds. This field has never been  prospected, it has no timber, but  AA'ater is plentiful.  California ' '49  Australia '59  Comstock '69  Leadville 79  Transvaal '89  Slocan (late in the Fall) '99.  If a change does not come soon God  will have to take care of British Columbia. Its legislators are overworked looking after personal quarrels, while the country suffers from  an amateur and miserly administration of public aff lirs  Gamblers rule Vancouver. In  spite of the law card sharks continue  to swallow the sucker. The police of  that city seem blind to the fact, but  perhaps the "kitty" has been kind to  them, and they do not want to apply  the liquid air.  A Victoria editor Avishes to know if  Ave have any spare room in our private cemetery, as he desires to bury  some of that city's fossils. We have  plenty of room this summer as we  have killed nothing, except ads, since  the eight-hour law made its bow to  the public.  Many papers, east and west, have  been printing sin item about the Fidelity, "on TAvelve Mile creek." This  property is close to New Denver, not  more than a mile distant. The false  item was spread by a jack-leg paper  whose editor does not know enough  about the Slocan to wad a gun.  |-pr.L    OF    ASSUMPTION.  Two Aveeks ago avc published an  article defending an attack made on  the Bosun mine by a Avriter in fhe  London Mining World, who was men  tioned by that. paper as a "valued  correspondent." J. A. Furlong, generally 'known'as Major Furlong in  this vicinity, writes us a letter, admitting that he is the "valued correspondent" and assuming that nothing but a deep obligation to the manager of the North AA'est Mining Syndicate AA'ould cause us to write such a  vituperous attack against "valued  correspondent." The Major assumed  all that he Avrote about the Bosun.  He is evidently full of assumption and  short on facts.  We are under no obligation to the  manager of the North-west Mining  Syndicate or anyone else. We have  nothing to do with the personal quarrels of individua Is. In defending the  attack on the Bosun Ave consider that  Ave have done the right thing by the  Slocan. We have enough of troubles  in this camp without having att, mpts  to "knock" it made in London. According to Furlong's letter, his sole  purpose in writing to the Mininsr  World was to save his friends from  buying Bosun stock in case a neAv  company was formed with too large  a capitalization. The Major is extremely thoughtful of his friends.  How would it be if the Bosun eventually developed into a great bonanza,  as many properties in the Slocan haA e  done? In a case of this kind the  Major would likely get more curses  than praise His "expert" knowledge  Avould then be below par. The Major  is no doubt very clever, but he should  be thoroughly posted upon his subject  before he attempts to give the district  he lives in a black eye.  NO SUDBUHY   STANOA1U1  IN  B. C.  When other camps are advertising  for good miners and offering $3.50 a  day, and cannot get them fast enough,  it is difficult to understand how the  Slocan operators can hope to get men  at $3. Good miners are a scarce article just now, and they do not have  to work for $3 in the Slocan. Cheaper  camps to live in than this are glad to  get them at $3.50.  The Slocan is without a gold commissioner, Alex Sproat having been  discharged last week. We still have  a mining recorder, who is expected  for a salary ot $50 a month to do  everything required How long the  people will stand the rotten and penurious manner in which the provincial government treats this district it  is hard to say. For some reason or  other they seem bound to knile us to  *i red finish.  The Miner at Nelson recently pub  lished a special edition purporting to  contain a comp'ete account of Koote  nay's minerals. A writer in the  Kootenaine complains because the  Miner omitted saying anything about  the AinsAvorth division, from which  .��9,000,000 Avorth of ore has been shipped. The writer should make some  allowances. The Ainsworth division  has been here for centuries, while the  Miner editor has been here only about  a year, scarcely time enough to get  the hay out of hi3 hair.  Robert Bonner has gone over the  great divide at the age of 75 years.  We can remember when we thought  he was the greatest man on earth.  That Avas when in our early youth  we read the many romances of the  New York Ledger. The coming of  his paper every week Avas  the yrin  Ten Mi'c. .Inly 5, 1899.  Editor Lkdoe: Dear Sir���In your  issue of .hide *2*2d, among other items  from Ten Mile, 1 noticed one Avhich  stated there had been a lot of unnecessary and unjustifiable staking done here  Avhich had caused considerable feeling.  This item Avas written either in ignorance of the mining Ihavs of B.C., or  through fear that someone might relocate some o: the numerous Avildcats  Av'hich are held on this creek by one  person in particular, on which, witbthe  exception of one year Avhen he had the  Avork performed by contract, he has  never done a le��*al assessment.  I relocated  a mineral claim   on' the  27th oi .May last Avhich had been located  over \?> months Avithout any Avork being  done on it, and consequently the ground  AA'as vacant.     Noav,   if your  Avould-be  critic   and   expert   Avould   cultivate a  closer acquaintance  Avith  a.fe.AV  drills  and a 4-pound hammer,  instead  of let-]  ting his imagination run aAvay "with his!  brains  he will  benefit   this   creek far |  more than he has been doing by report-1  ing* ficticious strikes. Avhich occur large- j  ly in his fertile imagination. .. j  While I am on this subject 1 Avill j  mention a tew instances of Iioav thej  mining laws are enforced, or rather not i  enforced, on this creek. A man from i  Ncav Denver got a contract to do the j  assessment Avork on a claim not far j  from the Enterprise. He had another |  man to assist him and in tAvo days they !  did the assessment, Avalking one and a j  half miles through three feel of snow to j  and from the claim They set up three j  sets of timber in an open cut and cov j  ered them Avith loose dirt, in fact, ran !  a tunnel 10 feet in the atmosphere. This j  man then went to  the recording office j  ortraal  Kstablislied  1S17.  " Capital (all paid up) $.12,000,000.00  Reserved fund : : 6,000,000.00  Undivided profits :    -.1,102,792.72  HJSAD    OFF1CK,    MONTREAL.  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcojta a.id Mount Eoval, G.C.M.G. President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President,  E. S., Clouston, General Manager,  Branches in all parts of Canada, NeAvfoundland, Great Britain, and  the United States.  New Denver branch  E. PITT,  Manager  wi^��ii��ra'*Hja-��;BFq^^,'cav''l<s--nasre^  Arr.rx   h.is   iikks   sai.ti:ii,  and swore like a little man he had per-; drauHc machinery on  formed ��100 Avorth of work.     In some  places that Avould  be called   perjury.  Many of those who rt-turned from the  Atlin mines on the last trip of the Catch,  says the Nanaimo Free. Press, spenk in  no uncertain terms as to the serious disappoint merit the Atlin mine* have  proved to nearly every person avIio hae  gone in there. The expression ol being  "salted" is used in its most emphatic  meaning, and without the slightest  reservation. It is openly stated that the  so-called Atlin" nuggets, are not Atlin but  Klondike tiold, and that every day mines  are "salted" so as to sell them to "chee-  chackos" and let the owner get out of  the country. Even if gold does exist, in  that section oi the province, it is not  suitable for the. individual miner, and  can only be successful as large hydraulic  propositions, and although   there  is hy-  t'ne  ground, with  capital behind it to  open  up work, the  , terrible muddle, and tangle of the claims  Another man in '98 recorded an assess- j prevents ;U1V worb bein<, ,i01ie. Que of  ment 'without doing any work and when j om. informa"nta slatec* that not only had  taken to task for it said he considered it! onedaim been gtake(, moro thau six.  was worth 550 to climb the hill and S50 j te3n timeS,ove,._ but t|,at it \m(\ beeu  to come down again "   That man should j actually   rec01.c'ed  by sixteen  different  persons. And that three, four, live or  eA'en more records of a single claim is the  general experience.    He says it will take  The Toronto Telegram comments  thus on the efforts of the mine operators to reduce Avages in B. C.: ' 'The  miserable ��1.25 per day which an  alien monopoly pays to the miners at  Sudbury is the standard by which the  mining brokers ot Toronto condemn  the British Columbia miner's demand  for $3.50 for an eight-hour day. They  sav: VToe Martin is a dangerous man.  Tie has struck a hard bloAV at the  'British Columbia industry. The  'miners at Sudbury are glad to get  '$1.25 for a ten-hour day, and why  'should the British Columbia miners  'get $3.50 for an eight-hour day?'  "The foregoing words sIioav that  the British Columbia government has  alienated the mining brokers. It  might be nearer the facts to say the  eastern brokers; but the western i  brokers are like them in their inability to see any virtue in a law which  increases the cost of mining for the  benefit of the miners. Ontario would  sooner level the wages of the Sudbury  miners up to the British Columbia  standard than level the wages of the  British Columbia miners doAvn to the  Sudbury standard. It is a disgrace  to the country that the nickle Avealth  ot Sudbury, which has filled the  pockets of alien millionaires, has  never paid decent living wages to  Canadian laborers. British Columbia  does well to resist any approach to  the Sudbury standard of wages. The  brokers who are shouting now against  $3.50 for an eight-hour day in British  Columbia would s.ion be shouting  against ��3 for a ten-hour day. Ontario objects to the conditions which  have enabled a monopoly to extract  the Sudbury nickel on its own terms,  aid those conditions have not been  such a blessing to the Sudbury district tha�� they should be reproduced  in British Columbia."  (���(MCISKC'TION    FROM   Jill.   KKNDAM..  Vancouver. B. C. 8th July. IS99.  Editor LuntiK: Dear Sir���I have noticed in some of your recent issues a j  partial reprint of an unrevised copy of j  a paper of mine on the silver-lead de-j  posits of the Slocan 1 had not seen a \  proof of the paper referred to and there-j  fore some errors have crept into it as it j  now appears before the public. Korin-i  stance, the duty on lead in base bullion ���  is put at 2'v; cents instead of 2^ cents|  per pound, ami there are several other!  inaccuracies and departures from the |  original Avhich were corrected in the |  proof sent me since the unrevised copy ;  was printed. When the paper is finally i  issued to members of the Institute. I j  hope it will be as free from error as the;  complicated nature of the subject Avill ���  allow. Yours faithfully, ;  S. D Krcxi'Ai.i-  John  Williams   has   Rosebery straAV-  berries for sale.  be wearing plaid clothes with the stripes  running in the opposite direction from  that approved by tbe leaders of fashion.  Another party located some of the creek   ��he j.udge ,u leagt a yeill.( and hard Work  bottom  on  Ten  Mile,  where there !��! at that,'to straighten out the troubles  The extension of the close season for the  mines to August 1st, is also bitterly condemned, as no work can be done till  then, and the season will be too far advanced for any practical work to be affected. The leading pun at Atlin is that  Martin has "Cottoned" Atlin for a year,  Avithout the slightest "Sem(liii)blance"  of "Hum(e)or", and that beyond revival  even by a presidential prescription.  The only olace.r mines that have so far  shown indication of wages,  aie  on Pine  creek, for about half  a  mile above and  the same distance   below the Discovery.  The Avages now   paid   in   the district  of   that "ofT-l range from $1.50 to $8.50  per   day,  and  from 25 to 50 feet of Sand  and boulders'1  on every foot of the claim.    Noav Avhen  this person certified that he had found  mineral in place Avhat place did behave  reference to?  These are the kind of people who injure the country more in one year than  they could benefit it if they lived to the  age of Methuselah. I am the person referred to in the above mentioned item  and it is a Avell known fact that I have  done more (considering, my'financial  ability) to develop the mineral resources  of Ten Mile than any one man on the  creek. Therefore, Avhen a person of I  the mining experience that has long  distinguished the writer  mentioned item sets himself up as a j the very cheapest living there will cost  judge to criticise the action of bona fide j $1.50 per day. Each of our informants  prospectorsjt gives me that very tired j expi.e8geil tn"eil. a(jVerse opinion of Atlin  feeling.  Respectfully, . , ,      ,.   L. ,  F. E. Griffith      I Wltn   tlie  strongest   of   adjectives, and  Avound up with   the   expression   that a  I man is better off at $2 a day in Nanaimo  SLOGAN    ORK    Slfl PM**NTS.  :;il  Total  :>,2l\  2;>t:>  .-.48  IS  V2  10  20  1*0  11SI  112  18  :)  l.">  21)  lil'iO  1.1*0  15  l.nr-  ���177  30  11  4.0  2!I2  liKI  ���18  M0  ill  3  ���ll'O  580  li'i  iao  -ii(i  U' Kt  Total shipped July 1 to Dec. 81, 1898, \  17,994   tons.     Januarv   1st,    1899,   to  July 8th :  Wee I  Payne   Last Chance   Slocan Star   Sapphire   Coin   Ajax    Sovereign   Eeco   Iviuihoe   Treasure A^ault   Trade Dollar   Liberty Hill ���   Madison   Wonderful    -'0  Idaho Mines   Queen Bess   AVild Goose..   Monitor   Whitewater ���   Jackson   Bell   Wellington   Antoine   Rambler    Dardanelles ��� ���  Great Western   Bosun ,.'        -O  Marion     Capella   Fidelity.-   Vancouver   Wakefield   Emily Edith   Comstock   Noonday   Enterprise   than if he had the best chance for wages  at Atlin.  In New Denver you can always rind  fragrant cigars at Williams' store, on  Sixth str��et.  Total tons.  lfi.413  DANDY WAGONS  Groina" at-  OROQUET SETS  6 ball, going at"  HAMMOCKS  5  each  each  per cent,  discount  uy now  How is your  ing tackle?  just starting.  outfit of fish-  Fly fishing is  Nelson's  Drug & tsook Store  New Denver, B. C.  Sunday hours: 2 to a p. in.  Imported  Goods of rough  texture  are Popular  this season.  J. & R. D. CAMERON,  Tailors. Sandon.  C. S. RASHDALL,  .Votm-v Public.  A. E. FAUQUIER.  RASHDALL.& FAUQUIER  MINES & REAL ESTATE.  NEW DENVER, B.C.  MIX 1X0 .INTERESTS BOUGHT,   SOLD   ami BONDED.   INVITED   Abstracts of -Title to mineral claims.  CORRESPONDENCE  T.D.WOODGOCK&CO.  Tinware,  Stoves, Miner's Supplies,  Paints, Oils, Glass, &c.  CANTON and JKSSOPS' STEEL.  CALIFORNIA GIANT POWDER.  Slocan City, B. C.  The Clifton House,  Sandon.  Mii��tiin]ilc accommodations for a large number of people. ' , The rooms are large  and airy, and the Dining Room is provided  with everything-  in the market  Sample Rooms for Commercial Travelers.  John Buckle}', Prop.  Js&cGslIIulzxi <&. Co  SLOCAN CITY,  B. 0.  Heavy and-Shelf Hardware.        Jessop's and Canton Drill  Steel.       Stoves, Tin and Granite Ware.  We are handling all kinds of  Blasting, Mining* and Sporting Powders.    Also Blacksmith's  Coal.    Lumber, Sash and Doors.  J, H. MILLWARD,  wm  ainter  andCign  NEW DENVER.  WILSON  HOTEL  California  Wine Co.,  -NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale  Dealers i  Headquarters for  Mining1 and  Commercial Men.  TEETER BROS,  Slocan City Proprietors.  Write for Prices.  ! Our Stock is the Largest in Kootenay  AA". S.-DllKAVKY  Kaslo. B.C  H. T.Twkk:  N��w Denver. B.C.  HOTEL  CTOR1A  The Condition of  Affairs  Does not affect the quality  of the liquid tonics at the  IVAN HOE HOTEL, in  Sandon. If you do not  think so call in and ask  the landlord   Dick Orando,  for further information.  DREWRY & TWIGG  Dominion and Provincial IjiuhI Survey.  Civil and Miniiipr Engineers.  Bedford. McNeil Code.  ����rRasli<l;ill & Fiiuquwir. Airents.  I.nilN V. 1'ERKS, Pro!,  HEATEI' BV  and    Elecii-i  Bell  HOT AIR  id Lijrlit in every room....  G. FAUQUIER.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Ni'.kvtsp. B.C.  fJOWAKD WEST.  Assoc. R s M, London, Enjr  MINING- ENGINEEK,  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST.  & ASSAYER.  Properties   e.v.-uiiiiied    and   reported on  for  in  tending purchasers.  A.��.'i.y office and  Chemical   Laboratory.  Belk-  viie ave. Xcw Denver. BC.  Lai-fic mul well lighted Sample Rooms  Hourly Stivet- ('ar heiween hotel and  Station.   Free litis meets all trains   Ke.a: oimhle Kates.  REVELSTOKE  NMo-ht "Till room in connection for the  convenience of o'liests arriving- ;ind de-  n.-irtintr hy niu-ht trains  ]{ L. GRIMMETT, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  Solicitor. Notary Public, Etc.  Sandon, B. C.  Branch office at New Denver every  Saturday. f  .._.UIHUlbt 1 Pjiiiii.nijJI. *W*  I   ._ xth Yeah.  THE LEDUctt, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY   13. I6v9.  i  A   HOME   ON   THE   SEA.  Tho Very Comfortable Firenide Found I��  the Cabin of a Ship.  Hanging in bis room in the cabin of an  American bark loading for South Africa,  at a South street wharf, was a picture of  the captain's home ashore, in a Long Island town, not far from the city. But  easy of access as this home is, the captain  spends very little time in it, for his Avife  sails with him, and, even in this port, they  live mostly aboard the ship. At sea and  in foreign ports, Avhen they speak of homo,  they mean, of course, their home on Long  Island, but practically they make their  home in the cabin of the bark, and a com-  fortablo home too.  Upon the walls of the main room of this  cabin, which is a room of spacious dimensions, there are two pictures of the  bark itself. These are distinctly nautical,  but, aside from them, the furnishing of  tbe room is such as might be seen in any  room devoted to like purposes ashore. In  an alcove on one side is a piano; upon the  other side is a sofa. In the center of the  room is a table, upon which there aro  books and sewing and, here in port, where  tbe ship stands on an oven keel, a vase of  flowers. The room is lighted at night by  a lamp like a piano lamp, with a broad,  Bpreading shade, but which, instead of being uphold by a standard with feet resting  on the floor, is here suspended from the  deck beams running across under the skylight overhead. There arc here deep upholstered armchairs and other easy chairs,  and there are rugs on tho floor. It is a  homelike and attractive room.  Forward of this room is the foi'Avard  cabin, which is also the ship's dining  room. The niizzenrnast conies down  through tho after part of this room, going  down also through that end of the,fixed  table, giving to this cabin a decidedly  marine touch. Opening off the main cabin  there are a number of rooms, including  the captain's room, which is of ample size.  There is hero also a room for the captain'i-  daughter, who sometimes sails Avith him.  As is customary on American deep water  ships, therooro two or three staterooms- lor  passengers, Avho are carried Avhen they  offer. On her last voyage to Africa this  vessel carried three passengers.  Tho captain has sailod for many years;  he is acquainted in ports all around the  world, and wherever he goes thero is no  lack of social life for himself and his wife  They have more invitations anhoro than  they can accept, and they entertain guests  aboard the ship, Avhich is indeed their floating home, but that they do not forget  their homo ashore may easily bo imagined  from tho fact that the ship's name is made  up in part of the name of the captain's  home tOAA'n.���Mew York Sun.  AUDIENCE  OF  ONE.  A Rainy Sunday at Church Which the Pastor Will Long Remember.  Dr. Payson, the famous and beloved  preacher of Portland, Me��� used to tell the  following pointed story:  One very stormy Sunday ho Avent to  church, more from habit than becauso he  expected to find anybody there. Just after  he had stepped inside the door an old negro came in, and asked if Dr. Payson was  to preach there that day, explaining that  ho was a stranger in town, and had been  advised to go to his church.  "Upon that," said Dr. Payson, "I made  up my mind to preach my sermon, if nobody elso came."  Noobdy elso did come, so tho doctor  preached to the choir and the old negro.  Some months afterward ho happened ro  meet the negro, and, stopping him, asked,  how he enjoyed the soririon that stormy  Sunday.  "Enjoy dat sermon?" replied the old  man. "1 'clar, doctor, I nebbcr heord a  better one. You sec, I had a seat pretty  well up front, an Avhenebbor you'd say  somethiii's pretty hardlike 'gin do sins oh  men I'd jess look all roun tor see who  you's a-hittin, an 1 wouldn't see nobody  on'y joss me. An I says to m'self, 'Mini ust mean you, Pomp, you's sech a dret-  ful sinner.' "Well, doctor, dat are sermon  set nie a-thinkin what a big sinner I war,  an I went an jined the church down home  I'ze a deacon noAv. "���Christian Endeavor  World.   Crow Tactics Under Commander Silverapot.  Silverspot lias hammered away at drill,  teaching theni all the signals ami words ol  command in use, and iioav it is a pleasure;  to see them in the early morning.  ''Company I!" the old  chieftain would  cry in   crow, and  Company I Avould an  swer Avith a great clamor.  "Fly!" And himself leading them they  would all fly straight forward.  "Mount!" And straight upward they  turned in a moment.  "Bunch!" And they all massed into a  dense L'ack flock.  "Scatter 1" And they spread out like  leaves before the wind*  "Form linel" And they strung out into  the long line of ordinary flight.  "Descend!" And tbey all dropped nearly  to the ground.  "Forage!" And they alighted and scat  tered about to feed, while two of tho permanent sentries mounted duty���ono oi> a  tree to the right, the other on a mound tc  the far left. A minute or two later Sil-  verspot would cry out, "A man with a  gun!" The sentries repeated the cry and  the company fleAv at once in open order at  quickly as possible toward tho trees Once  behind these, they formed line again in  safety and returned to the home pines.���  "Silverspot, the Story of. a. Crow," by  Ernest Seton Thompson, in Scribner's.  Underground Flow of Rivers.  F. R. Spearman writes of "Queer American Rivers" in St. Nicholas. Speaking ol  the rivers of the western plains Air Spear-  man says: The irrigation engineers liavt  lately discovered something wonderun  about even these despised rivers. During  tne very driest seasons, Avhen the stream i.<  apparently quite dry, there is still a great  body of water running in the sand. Dikf  a vast sponge the sand holds the warer,  yet it floAvs oontinuaily, just as if it wort  in plain sight, but more sloAvly, of course.  The volume may be estimated by tho depth  and breadth of the sand. One pint of i  will hold three-quarters of a pintof water.  This is called the underground flow, and  is peculiar to this class of rivers. By  means of ditches this water may be brought  to the surface for irrigation.  A Slave to Duty.  "1 Intend to sIioav you, sir," said the  judge, as he put the limit of fino on the  gentleman Avho had been mauling his  wife, "that wife beating, in this country,  is an expensiA-e pastime. "  "I didn't do it for paitime. your honor,"  pleaded the culprit. "I only done it as a  duty."���Cincinnati Enquirer.  Effects of Afi;e.  "Age," remarked  the  observer of men  and  things, "makes  us wise  and othere  obstinate."���Detroit Journal  THERE  WAS  CHEATING.  And Simpkins Was Compelled t��> TVIJ H ;>w  He iCueyr It.  Over the river a virtuous spasm came  upon tbe authorities and u lot of "gams''  were -'pulled." Among c'.Ler Avitnci-ses  for the state the name of .SinipkinfTwas  called.  Mr. Simpkins, who was a pasty faced  young man, rose from his seat and walked  to the witness stand. After the oath had  been administered to him and tho usual  preliminary question had been asked, he  was tola to go on and tell his story.  "It Avas this way,'' said Mr. Simpkins,  "I like to��� play' a little poker once in  awhile, and 1 went up into this room and  sat in a game. There were four other's be-,  sides myself playing. Things ran along  pretty evenly for awhile and then one of  the men���1 have since learned, that he was  the proprietor of the room���began to Avin  heavily. I Avatched him and became convinced that he was cheating. Finally I  kneAV he Avas' cheating and drew out of the  game. Then I sat and watched him for  awhile, and I'saw him deal big hands to  the man he Avanted to beat, and then deal  himself bigger ones. It was scandalous.  He stacked the cards and held them .'out.  and did all sorts of disreputable things. I  saw this and am prepared to prove it. If  tberu is anything I abhor, it is cheating  at cards. "  "Wait a moment, Mr. Simpkins,"' interrupted the prosecuting attorney. ''What  was it that first attracted your attention  to the fact that cheating was going oil?"  Mr. Simpkins fidgeted a bit in his chair  and then said, "Why, 1 aviis in a pot with  this man, and when it came to a showdown, he had four kings?"  "And Avhy did that convince you that he  was cheating!^"  "Because���because"��� stammered Mr.  Simpkins, and then ho stopped short.  "Answer the question,. Mr. Simpkins,'  put in the judge.  Mr. Simpkins grow red in the face.  "Because." ho finally said, "Avhy, I knew  he AA'as. cheating because he showed down  four kings and at tho very shuio time I  was holding out two kings for the next  hand. "���Fai-KoForu in.  THE   PENNY  IN   CHURCH.  Such an Offeriiijr, Except From tlie Poor,  Is an liiHult to God.  "The important part Avhich tho penny  plays in tho average church offering is  known to every one who lias ever been interested in church finances,".writes Edward W. .Bok in Tliu Ladies' Home -Journal. "And that it is a part entirely out  of proportion to the necessities is felt and  roalized by many a church treasurer.  Scores of people who could afford to drop  a nickel or a dime into the church offering content themselves by giving a penny.  The foeiing is eithor that the smallest  offering 'will do,' or the matter of church  finances is not given any thought. There  is a failure to realize that'a church is the  same as any other business institution,  and it must have money for its maintenance.  "There is such a thing as too literal an  interpretation of the phrase that 'religion  is free.' Of course it is free, and Ictus  hope that it will ahvays be so in thiscoun1  try. But to make religion free costs  money���and this isn't an Irish bull, either. There aro those to whom more than  'the widow's mite' given to the chur-li  would mean doing without some absolute  necessity ol life. Tlie penny of such a. one  is the most welcome gift to any.church,  thejnost noble offering which any one can  make. But from those avIio can give more  than a penny, and who are giving only tlie  penny, such an offering is an insult to  God ami to his church, and the sooner people sie the matter in this hard, true light  the better. I am almost tempted to say  that the great majority of churches could,  with perfect justice, rule out the penny  from their offerings. Were this done the  nickel would be the prevailing offering,  and to how few persons, when ono .stops to  consider the. question, Avouidsuch an offer  ing be a hardship or an impossibility? A  yearly offering oi'L, $2;(50, calculating that  oni! attended church once each Sunday or  twice with one offering of 5 cents, would  galvanize tho church linances of this coun  try."  QUEER AMERICAN   RIVERS.  One Florida River That Seems Undecided  Just What to Do.  F. H. Spearman tells of "Queer American Rivers" in St. Nicholas. The author  says:  Every variety of river in the world seems  to have a cousin in our collection. What  other country on the face of the globe affords such an assortment of streams for  fishing and boating and swimming and  skating���besides having any number of  streams on Avhich you can do none of these  things? One can hardly imagine rivers like  that, but we haA'e them, plenty of them,  as you shall see.  As for fishing, the American boy may  cast his flies for salmon in the arctic circle,  or angle for sharks under a tropical sun in  Florida, without leaving the domain of  the American flag. But the fishing rivers  are not the most curious or the'most- instructive as to diversity of climate, soil  and that sort of thing���physical geography,  the teacher calls it.  For instance,,if you Avant to get a good  idea of what tropical heat and moisture  will do for a country, slip your canoe from  a Florida steamer into the Ocklawaha  river. It is as odd as its name, and appears to be hopelessly undecided as to  whether it had bolter continue in tho fish  and alligator and drainage business or devote itself to raising live oak and cypress  trees, with Spanish moss for mattresses as  a side product.  In this fickle minded state it does a little of all these things, so that Avhen you  are really on the river you think you are  lost in the woods, aud when you actually  get lost in the woods you are quite confident your canoe is at last on the river.  This confusion is due to the low, flat country and the luxuriance of a tropical voge-  tation.  To say that such a river overflows its  banks would hardly be correct, for that  AA'ould imply that it was not behaving itself. Besides, it hasn't any banks���or, at  least, A'ery few!. The fact is, those peaceful Florida rivers seem to Avander pretty  much where they like over tho pretty peninsula without giving offense, but if Jack  Frost takes such a liberty���presto, you  should see how the people get after him  with weather bulletins and danger signals  rnd formidable smudges. So the Ockla-  ��vaha river and a score of its kind roam  through the woods���or maybe it is the  woods that, roam through.them���and the.  moss SAvays from tho live, oaks, und the  cypress trees stick their knees up through  the water in the oddest Avay imaginable.  Carbonate King Mineral Claim.  FOR  SALE:     cert��ficate_ofjmprovements  A 8-hole range  with cooking utensils, in first-class  condition. A bargain for cash.  Si!miic in die Slocan Miniiij:: Division "f \V,-,t  Koorrnav Disfrii't Wlieri- localed: Ou  1*113-1 i' Mountain, itdjoiiiini;- SI.,ran Boy Min-  ��� -_---. J clnira,  r[\\ KE XOTICE That I T. M. Gii,-on. aciii.- :i--  1 -1 _..��-utfor S i\. Green, free mhier'- i-<rn'n-  <-.'iic Xo. 2_fc'i';A.' intend, sixty days 'from tlie dan-  ht'Tcof, to ;iij|>1v lo the. .Afiiiinn' Recorder ;',,r  i-erliiic.'ire of improve.inenr..s. for the purpose of  obtiiiiiing :i crown  frriiut of the nhove clitini.  And further take notice, that action under Sec  87 must, be commenced before rhe issuance of such  cerliticatc of tnijn-oveineiits.  Da led this _]st day of .June. ]so<,.  Apply to-  IVANHOE HOTEL,  Sandon.  J. K. CLARK,  MINING  ENGINEER  31i<1niglit  ;in<!   Centaur .Al iuciji I   Claim.  Situate in (lie Slocan   Mining  Division  of West  Kootenav   District.        Where   located:   On  Four Mile creek, ivvomiles' from Silverton,  B.C.  'PAKE >'<>T1CE That I. Charles K. Ho]*.  Free  .L    Miner's Certificate Xo. 7!M_A.  intend   sixty  days   from   the   date   hereof   to   apply   to  the  Mining   Recorder   for a certificate   ol   inrnrove-  nii-iits,  for  the   purpose   of   obtaining   Crown  grants of the ahove claims.  And further take notice that  action under section 37 must lie commenced  before  the issuance  of such eertificaie. of improvements.  Dated this J. Ill) flay of ,/line. lW.i.  Emily    Kilith     Fraction,    Kaj;!''.     KhrIc  Fraction ami Ironclad Mineral Claims.  Reports made on   Mining Properties,'  ���   in any section of Kootenay. j  SANDON,  B. C.  Hotel Sandon,  PIONEER. HOUSE OF  THAT CITY. DO NOT  FORGET IT WHEN  IN SANDON.   R.   CUNNING,   Proprietor.  99*  DR. MILLOY,  Bookmakiiig- In the Middle Ages.  It required a man of great parts to be  a successful publisher at that time, as  much as or even more than it does today.  Such an institution, for example, as the  Sorlionne or University of Paris required  ��� tho highest guarantees of chaiacter. capital and literary capacity in the licensed  bookseller. He must bo an adopt in all  the knowledge and science of the period,  as AveJl as perfoctly skilled in tho mechanical needs of his business. The university,  <x)o, which Avas always'in close touch with  the church, even when its studies had bo-  gun to broaden, exorcised a jealous censorship, lest some religious heresy should  creep in. Whenever an error of this or  even of a more trivial sort was found, the  transcripts Avere burned and the bookseller heavily fined. Sometimes his privileges  might be entirely revoked, indeed, and he  himself, imprisoned. The bookseller could  not even fix a price on his oAvn products.  Four of the guild in Paris, for example,  were sworn as appraisers by the authorities of thoSorbonno to fix tho selling value  of a book, and any deviation from this was  a penal offense. To students the price was  fixed tit two-thirds of the charge asked of  the general purchaser. The booksellers  could not dispose of their entire stock and  trade Avithout tho license of tho university,  whiuh must also approvo the purchaser.  As an additional help to students, the Sor-  bonne in the middle of tho fourteenth century framed a law compelling all booksellers to keep books to lend out on hire,  and this example was imitated at Toulouse, Bologna, Vienna and Oxford. In  this Avay circulating libraries Avere established in the middle ages.���Harper's  Bound Table.  Rooms in Virginia Blk,   Sandon.  ������_M_��������_����_>����������������������M  The  Leland  House,  Situate in the Sloeiin Mining Division ol West,  Kootenay District. \\"here Ideated: < in  Four Mile creek, about two, miles from silverton, M. C.  ���rpA.KE XOTICE that I. Charles E. Hope. K.'M.  1 C. Xo. "sMi'/V, intend, no days from the date  hereof, lo. apply to the. Mining Recorder for  Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of  'ilit'iiniiijr Crown Grants of the ahove claim*.  And further take notice that, action, under  section .'!". must he commenced liefore the  issuance of such cei'tirientesof Imrjroveivjenrs.  Dated thi.- 11th day of June, ]*.'.�� 1.  KurckiiNo. :i 1AA22SI,   Mincrnl Hill Lot _iS.j  .Alinei-al  Claims.  Situated   in   the  Slocan   Mining Division   of  West Kootenay District.    Where located:  o On north side of Sandon Creek, opposite St-  can Star mine, oiie mile east of Sandon. B.C.  'PAKE XOTICE that ��� I. I* >h-rt E. Palmer.  L .-iHfciit for the W.-u- Ea.^Je Consolidated Min-  iiiK and Development Co.. Ltd. free miner's  Cert. Xo. 13171 a, intend, sixty .fays f- 0111 the dale  hereof, to apply to too Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements for  the purpose of obtaining crown arrant.* ���>!'the  above claims.  And further take notice thai action under section 37 must he commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  'Dated this 1st day of June, ifnii.t.  jnel K. E. PALMER.  'yro, Tyro Fraction and   Boatswain'  Fraction Mineral   Claim.  Nakusp,  is a comfortable hotel for travellers  to stop at.  Mrs. McDougald.  Travelers  AA'ill find the  'Boys,"  i'.itcndint  Couldn't Be Done,  icgan the .Sunday school super-  iiipressnely, "I hope none 01  you will ever get into the reprehensible  habit, of alluding to your father as 'the old  man." When you grow up, no matter hov,  big or old you may be, you should always  look up to and respect the silver hairs ot  your father, who has grown bent and gray  Working for you in your helpless infancy.  Noav, all of you vho think you can do  this, please raise your right hands."  Up Avent every hand except one.  Sternly eying tho delinquent, the superintendent solemnly observed:  "Why, young man, lam horrified���absolutely horrified���asAvell as astonished at  your behavior. Don't you wish to rai.-e  your hand and put yourself on record ,-is  being willing to respect the gray haii> of  your father when you grow up to be a  man?"  "No. No use tryin; can't doit nohow,'  unblushingly responded the lad.  "Why not  sonny?"  "'Cause lie ain't liable to have no gray  hair. Dad's bald," chirped tho yom.hiui  philosopher triumphantly, and amid a  general titter tho discomfited superintend  ent gave it up and pa^cd on to sometniug  else.���Strand Magazine  Furniture Meoder'8 Sign.  Within two doors of an up town church.  one block from a public school, and on the  corner of two much traveled thorough  fares, a furniture mender has a shop lie  has his share of patronage too. Daily his  wagon brings to his deor pieces of old fur  nittire to be done over. One of tnusi-ie.-  at the shop door reads: "Antic Furniture  Repaired."  In no other of the signs is there a misspelled Avord. Perhaps tho furniture mend  er is right after all. Much of the broken  furniture that conies to his shop lor renovation shoAvs signs of antics as well as of  antiquity. ��� New Vork Sun  Suicide Anjouff the Germans.  Another social phenomenon litis been  laid at the door of the Teutonic race of  northern Europe, one which even more  than divorce is directly the concomitant  of modern intellectual and economic progress; We refer to suicide. Morselli devotes  a chapter of his interesting treatise upon  this subject to proving that "the purer the  German race���that is to say, the stronger  the Germanism (0. g., Teutonisni) of a  country���the more it reveals in its psychical character an extraordinary propensity  to self destruction." On tho other hand,  the Slavic peoples seem to him to be rela-  tiA'ely immune. These conclusions he  draws from detailed comparison of the  distribution of suicide in the various countries of western JEurope, and it must be  Confessed that he has collected data for a  very plausible case. There can be no doubt  that in Germany the phenomenon culminates in frequency for all Eumpe, and that  it tends to disappear in almost direct proportion to tho attenuation of the Teutonic  racial characteristics elsewhere.��� William  Z. Ripley in Popular .Science Monthly.  Arlington Hotel  a pleasant place to stop at when in  Si e��n City.  GETH1XG & HEXDEKSOX. Proprietors.  Tlie Prospectors' Ass  Brandon, B. C,  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division of AA'est  Kootenay District. Where located: About  one and one-half miles south of Xeu- Denver.  'PAKE XOTICE that I, W. S. Dre.wry acting lis  I. agent for the Northwest Mining Syndicate  Ltd. Free Miner's Certificate Xo. 32<J7fiA., intend  sixty ���days from the date, hereof to applvtotlie  Mining .Recorder lor certificates of improvements for the purpose ol'obtaining- Crown grains  of the aboA'c claims.  And further take notice that action under see-  lion 37 must be commenced liefore. the issuance of  such certificates of improvements.  Dated this Kith dav of May. lSfl.'i.  niylS  W. S. IJREAA'KV.  ���Majestic, and I'licvpectr-d Mineral Claims  Situale    in     the   Slocan    .Alining    Division  West Kootenay District.   Where located:  Payne Mountain, near Sandon.  r|\.\KE XOTICE thai I Fr.incis -I. >,..,;  1 agent for Frank H. Bourne, free miners  tificateNo K|8i- A. and Charles French,  miner's certificate Xo. l^ois. intend, s  days from the date hereof to apply to  Mining . Recorder for certificates of  pi-overheats for the purpose of obtaining Ci  grants of the above claims.  And further take, notice that action under  tion 'J7 must be commenced before the issui  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 1st da v of May. lSiifi  myl FRAXCIS .f. (I'KEILDV.  of  On  illy.  eer-  free  ixty  the  iin-  ���own  see-  in ce  A Knotty Problem.  "Why, Ethel, Avhat are you doing with  that big medical work in your lap:'"  "Well, Arabella, you'd never guess, I  am quite sure."  "You are not going to make a doctor of  yourself, are you?'  "Not at all. I am trying to find out  which of my tAvo suitors I love enough to  marry.    What do you think of that?" :  "How can a cyclopedia of.medicine help 1  you?" I  "Well, it's this avay. Mr. Oldspoon is j  67 years of age. Ho is worth ��'S'0,lK)u and j  has consumption. -Mr. Dukkats is 6a years j  old He is worth ��luO.(i()() ;uid has heart j  disease. I thought perhaps this medical ,  book would help me to make up my mind, j  I have about decided that 1 love Mr. Duk- j  kats the better. Which would you love?" j  ���Strand Magazine  Assay Price List :  Gold. Silver, or Lead.each  si.50  Crold, Silver unci Lead, combined  3 00  Gold and Silver  2 CO  Silver and Lead .:.  .00  C0111 ier (by Electrolysis)  2 00  Gold, Silver. Copper and Lead  4 00  Gold and Copper  2 so  Stiver and Copper  2 so  Gold. Silver and Cooper       300  Platinum.  .". op  Mercury  2    '  Iron or Manganese   2 Oii  Lime, Magnesium, Barium. Silica, Sulphur, each  -.'oo  Bismuth,Tin, Cobalt, Nickel. Antimony,  Zinc, and Arsenic, each  4 00  Coal (Fixed Carbon, VolatileMatter, Ash,  and percentage of Coke, if Coking  Con I)   Terms:   Cash With .Sample.  .luaei'Otli. l��9n.  FRANK DICK,  ���Vssayer ami  Anali'Ht  NOTICE.  The Li(|Uor License Act. ISiiii. of H. O.  npHK    Board     of    License  *   Commissioners will meet  at New Denver on Saturday:  15th July, inst., instead of at  Slocan City, as advertised.  Robson, B.C., 9th July, 1899  *Alan Fojrrester.  Chief Inspector.  3__B_____aa;ire;c<Y]��TF.i;<ix_^..--  WALKER & BAKER,  New    Furniture Dealers an<l Repairers  Denver's     (Tiidertakers and  Kmbalincrs.  and  . B.-U'e have the only practical Undertaker  Emlmlmer doint: business in the Slocan.  f>����gWM^��ft���MM��<8^ft*ft'^^  CANADIAN  AND SOO LINE.  Xew Fast Daily Service between  Atlantic ail Pad ��>- .��������������  ^:Mal Liiiti  Improved   connecti*)"-   service   via.  Revelstoke.or Crows Nest route  ,: to and from .  Kootenay Country  First-Class Sleepers on all trains trom  Arrowhead and Kootenav hdg.  Tourist Cars  pass Revelstoke daily  ���tor St. Paul; Thursdays for Montreal <_ Boston:   Tuesdays fe  Saturdays for Toronto.  NEAV DENVER TO  Toronto, - '.<_ hrs Montreal, U(i hrs  New York, 1 OS hrs ���Winnipeg', 52 hrs  Vancouver, 23 hrs   Victoria.    38 hrs  CUNNKCTIOXS  Revelstoke and mainline points.  l-l:__k Dlv: lv���Den vo- C. Sidiiifr���ar: Dail v 12:02 k  11:00k ex.Suii: lv N.Denver Ldg: arex. Sun.15:20k  HO.SSI.A.N'll, XK1..SOX   A.ND OHOW:S .VEST LINE,  ']5._0k ex. Sun: lv X.Denver Ldg: arex.Srtn 11.00k  Ascertain rates and  lull   information   by ad-  dressinjr ni'iirest locnl aRent or���  G. B. GARRETT, A.entXe'.v D.-uver. .  \V. F.  Anderson, Trav. Pass. -Atrt.. ���Nelson.  E. .1. Cu.yle. A. G. I'. Af?t., Vancouver.  Mm Falls k Irlta  SYSTEM.  XEI.SOX & FORT SHEHPA HI.) ('O.  RED MOI'XTAIX HY CO.  The all rail <*antl direct route  between   the  Kootenay  ..District and..  All British Columbia Fonts  Pacific Coast Points  Pu&et Sound. Points.  Eastern Canada and the  United States.  Connects til  Spokane with  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  NnRTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY  O. R. R. & XA VTGATION CO.  Leaves Nelson 9:10 a.m.  Maps turuislied, Tickets sold and information  riven by local and conuectinir line Ticket .incuts  II. A. .IACKSOX. G. P. & T. A.  Spokane. Wash  KOOTENAY     RAILWAY  & NAVIGATION CO.  Operating: Kaslo & Slocan Railway,  International   Navigation 'oi  Trading  Company.  KASLO & SLOCAN K ALL WAY,  Schedule of Time.     Pacific Standard  ���Time-  Passenger   train  for Sandon   and.  way stations  leaves   Kaslo at 8:00 a  m. daily,   returning-,   leaves Sandon  at 1:15  ].  m..   arriving at Kaslo at  3:55 p. m.  INTERNATIONAL    NAVIGATION  & TRADING- CO.,   operating on  Kootenay Lake and River.  ��. S. INTERNATIONAL.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:00 a.  in., daily except Sunday. Returning  leaves Nelson at 4:80 p. 'ra., calling  at Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and  all way points.  Connections with S. F. & N. train  to and from Spokane at Five Mile  Point; also with str. Alberta and to  from Bonner's Ferrv, Idaho.  Not -Entirely Wanting.  "The chief drawback to your occupation," remarked the intimate friend, "is  its humdrum character���its utter lack of  excitement."  "Its lack of excitement!" said the bookkeeper, firing up. "You ought to see inc  when I'm adding up the last column of  figures in my trial balance for the year!  Nothing to nothing in 11 innings, with  two meu out and Casey at the bat, isn't  anything to it!"���Chicago Tribune.  Oyster Cocktails.  Oyster cocktails are not quite as dissipated as they sound, since no liquor is  used in their preparation. To make them,  mix together the juice of halt a lemon  (strained), 10 drops oJ talni.vci sauce, half  teaspoonful of horse radish, half n ,-i- poon-  ful of paprika and the same of. ti.maiu catsup; put 2 oysters in a glass��� Line 1 oints  are best���and p. ur in a i]uartcr of the  sauce, which is enough for S oysters.  There are  many way  Hyde park, the most distinotivo of London parks, covers 400 acres. The Bois de  Boulogne, the most distinctive of Paris  parks, covers 3,900 acres. Central park,  th* most diseiActiye of New York porks,  covers 840 acres.  Scientific Boxer.  Garber���What does your son do  li 'ing*  Nabber���He's a fioi��ntific boxer.  "A pugilist?"  "No. undertaker."���Boston Traveler.  for a  e  Of lifting  the load of  trouble    trom   the  . shoulders of the  weary. wayworn  traveller as he passes on his way. To  know just what to do and when to do it  has puzzled the minds of some of the  greatest hotel men of the age. We do  not claim any great superiority over  others, but we have learned by close  attention to the requirements ot our  patrons what best pleases them and adds  to the comforts and popularity of our  house. Pioneers of the Slocan were our  patrons when the clouds of adversity  darkened the trails of c\-ei'y camp in  Kootenay. and they are  with us still now when  the suns of prosperity  shine forth in splendor  making mellow the heart  of man.  S.  S. ALBERTA.  Lc.ves Nelson for Bonner's F. rry,  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at t a. m , connecting with steamer  International from Kaslo at Pilot Bay.  Retur ling leaves Bonner's Ferry at  7:00 a. m., Wednesdays, Fridays  and Sundays, connectiwer with str.  International for Kaslo, Lardo and  Argenta. Direct connections made at  Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern  Railway for all  points east and west.  j I.ARDO-DCXCAX   DIVISION".  j Steamer International leaves Kaslo  j for Lardo and Argenta at 8:45 p. in.  ; Wednesdays and Fridays. Steamer  i Alberta leaves Kaslo for Lardo and  Argenta at S p.m. Sundays.  enver  JACOBSON&CO.  Steamers call at principal landings  in both directions, and at other points  when signalled.  Tickets sol   to all points in Ca ada  and the United Statas.    'I o ascertain  i rates and full information,   address���  Rohert Irvinv;, .Manager.  S. Cami'hku., Kaslo, B. C  Freight and Ticket Agt.,   Sandon.  ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP TICKETS.  Po and from Euro|.i-:ui [I'lint- via Cniuidi-\w  and Aiuerieiiii lim-.s. Apply for -iiiiint; >i;<tt-r.  rates, tickets and full ini'oniK'ii.u: r. any CI'.  Ry .-lsent or -  G. B. i;ai;uktt.  ('. I". R. AfK-nt. New Deliver.  WM. STITT. :*i'ii. S. S. Atrr.. U'innipev.  FOR CROI IER��.. BEADS- St An-  tlMiiy'.. Mcials. Little Cliaplcr of St. Anthony and v';ni<-rllnl Postnjrt Stauij.s. write to  Afreiii'v Bi llilelx'in Aini',tolif Si-'no<.l, ].">:i sliaw  St., Moiitrnil. yne. THE LEDGE, NEW DENVER, B.C., JULY IB, 1890.  Sixth Year  VTTNJIVGr     F_E>t��Q FiD*-"^   '> ' -i���Felisto, .f H Strickland  to G Alex-; interview I would reveal to him some  ander.  6���Power of Attorney, .1 C Gwillini to  \V S Johnson.  Vancouver So 4, i��, Wm Kerr to Mark  Manley. ;  7���Alphonao XIII, %, .Ino Livingston  to Uobt A Peebles, $1,000.  CORRUPTION  IX THE VrKOX.  "i"he following is a complete list of the  mining transactions recorded curing the  -areek in the several mining divisions of  the Slocan. Those of New Derive* were  aa follows:���  i.o*:atimx*.  .Julv 4���Rustler, Eight Mile cr, Frank  Watson.    Colorado, Wilson cr, U Lorah.  5���Fair Hope, Granite mt, Lydia  richwarze. Golden Wedge, Eight Mile  cr, R AV Thompson. 'Morning Star,  Payne mt, J C Blandyis.  fi���Richmond, nr Idaho basin, R McDonald. R P. same, J McLachlan.  Cariboo, Red mt, H CPerkins. Moville,  Carpenter cr, Peter G'olumbus. Excelsior, Carpenter cr, AG Vallance. Fourth  July, same, C J,  Macdonald.  7���Queen of the Hills, Wilson cr, H-H  Pitts. Mammoth, Wilson cr, C W Harrington. Surprise, Payne mt, R Strang-  way.  S��� Peacock, Wilson cr,   H H Lansing,  G X Tavlor, R H Peacock, .1 Mackenzie,  H T Tregear.     Chester A,  Pascoe,   Galena Falls  and  Syracuse, same.     Belle-  view, Wilson cr, H Mcintosh.    Rossland  Red Mountain, Wilson cr,  W  B   Bridg-   hpokesman-Leview as saying:  ford.    Mammoth Xo  2,   Wilson cr,  Geo .     ������From my own  observation while in  Hai-ring.   Big   Jem   Basin,  same, A II   tho tcrritorv,  1  do not hesitate to sav  Patterson.     Tamarack.   same,   H   Mc- ,.  ��� ,   d  tfl  ,)e  tru(, cou,'(l  Pherson.    Star  \\ est,   W llson  cr,   A L ��� ��...  be said or printed about tho Canadian  administration   in   the   Yukon.     The  Much has been  heard  from  time  to  time of the corruption  practiced by the  Yukon officials. Some of the complaints  made   through   the   newspapers  have,  coine from a questionable source, and  the charges may not  have been  true,  but, as tlie old lady would say,  -where  there is so much smoke there must be  some fire "    With   the   resumption  of  travel from the north,   reports of tlie  scandalous conduct of Canadian officials j  there come down with every boat.    The j  most reliable yet seen   is that made by j  H. E. Hunt, a prominent businessman  of   Spokane,  who   is  reported   in   the  Rogers  Sabbath  10-  ilert, Carpenter cr, W Niven.  Fight Mile cr, J Brandon.  Argosy, Wilson cr, F Kelly.  A.SSKSSMK.NXS.  July 1���Rockland, Clara Moore, Philadelphia, Sarah Jane, Ada F. Mabel AV.  5���Svlvanite. August Flower, Hartney,  High Ore, Emily Edith Fr, Little King,  Last Chance No 4, Detioit.  (i���Annie, Silver Tip Fr, Home Run,  Little Daisy, Mineral King, Hidden  Treasure, Arden, Kelvin, Aurora, Topeka  Minneapolis, St Paul No 4.  7���No o Fraction, Anchor, Silverton,  Fisher Maiden, Dalkeith, Lancaster, Flag  Staff, Deleware Fr, Dolly Yarden, Ensign, Ruby.  8���Good Hope, Gipsy, Dolly, Adirondack, Gopher Fr, Legal Tender, Lady  Aberdeen, Portland No 4.  10���Shareholder, Franklin, Wellsville,  Bonapart, Trade Dollar, Mazeppa, Minnehaha, Crystal Gem, Commander,  Kydia. -Joker'Fr, Cody Fr.  11���Christene, Abigail.  TRANSFERS.  July 5���Midnight, '��, M E Rammel-  meyer to C E Hope, June 26.  August Flower, 1-6, J C Butler to A  Jacobson, June 19.  Hartney and Sylvanite, % each, E  Shannon to A Jacobson, Jan 5, $1000.  Bird Fraction, ys.  N D McMillan to S  T Walker,' Dec 2, '98, $200.  i  C Wheeler, July 1, $250  8���Golden Wonder, J M Winter  Annie Winter, June 14.  Silver Tip Fr, >_, W J Clark to  Donald, March 17.  10���-Maclver Fr, Albert Owens  Granville Mining Co, June 23.  Isis, %, Jas Black to O T Stone and J  F Mcintosh, Jan 11, $2,300.  Thursday Fr and Telephone, Payne  Mining Co to Payne Consolidated Alining Co, June 27."  Sr.OCAX    CITY    DIVISION.  7���Professional Fr, ��,  J C Butler to H  to  W  to  LOCATIONS.  June -26���Moste, relocation of U I, 1st  n fk Lemon ck, AV H Burton. Reindeer,  reloc Wabash, 2nd n fk Lemon ck, F Al  Purviance. Lee Lee, 1st n fk Lemon, R  D Kennedy, AVm Kerr and Nick Ale-  Kian. Ontario, reloc Cracker Jack,  Cameronian ck, R D Kennedy. Bingo,  reloc Fir, 1st n fk Lemon ck, AVm Kerr.  Chivalry, reloc Siiucoe, Summit ck, Thos  Lake.  27���Oro, 1st n fk Lemon ck, Pat Nolan.  Buxom Belle, Arlington basin, George  Nichols. North Star, 1st n fk Lemon ck,  R. McFarlane. Town of Leitli. Summit  ck, EV Bod well.  28���Sheffield, reloc Onyx, 1st n fk  Lemon ck, J D Reid.  29���Aladdin, Twelve Mile ck, Rutolf  Kurtzhal. Regena, Springer ck, Jas  Livingstone. Allandale, 1st n fk Lemon  H L Fife, Clayton, west Slocan City,  Jas P Smith. St Lawrence, reloc Copper Butte, Lemon ck, Joe A Davis.  30���Tally Ho, 2d n fk Lemon, Chas  Ward. Little Mae, Ten Mile, Jas Croft.  Maggie Fr, bet Ten Mile and Springer  cks, Thos Lake.  Julv 3���Zinc, Ten Mile, Peter Swan.  Blend', Ten Mile, Wm Clough. Carn-  duff, reloc Dempsey, Lemon ck, J A Anderson.  5���C G B, reloc Excelsior, Robinson  ck, A E llothermel. Bison, reloc I X L,  Robinson ck, AV D McGregor. Silver  Bell, Ten Mile, Geo Fairbairn.  6���Mollie, Brindle ck, Morris Davis.  Faerie, Brindle ck, C E Smitheringale.  South Exchange. Springer ck, Geo Stall.  Lexington, Jack ck, Michael Aladdigan.  ASSESSMENTS.  June 26���Two  Brothers  (2 yrs),   Bas-  sett, Rother Fr, AVedge Fr.  27���Laxon Maid, American Eagle, Republic, Bell.  2S���Ero, Royal Standard, Silver Lode,  Chesapeake, Dixie, Alma.  29���St Lawrence, Black Beauty, White  Beauty, Alberta, Dividend, Alta.  ���-'0���Bonnie Doon, Free Gold.  July  3���Horse  Shoe,    Lexingtou  Fr, | and set up my stakes on December 1.9.  Baby Royal, Viking  Fr,   Better" Times, j Two davs later I'went  to  tlie  oflice of  ForUSale"VaiM:0,lVer'  Dewdney'  ��   K'! Recorder   Thomas   Fassett,  the   arch-  '��5���Champion,   Victor,   Calleron.   Ma- j scoundrol of them all, and told   Deputy  jaro, Pacific, Gladstone. I Lagora I wished to record  this  claim  6���Elk, Duplex,   Homestead,   Golden j -Hillside No. 21, Hunker,  is already recorded.' he replied calinlv.  *-I said to   him.   'I   have  officials, down to the' meanest retainer  of the pack, with the one exception of  Sergeant Greene, of the northwest  mounted police, who is stationed at  Stewart's island, are so many parts.of a  mass of thieves and corruptionists, men  without morals or conscience; scoundrels, blacklegs and liars. Seizing* the  opportunity afforded by the nature and  condition of the country they govern,  they have fed on the helplessness of the  miners (principally the Americans) and  grown fat off the winnings of their corruption. They are men to whom honor  is a weakness. .   .   . ''  "Let me give you the outlines of a  few incidents in m\r Own experience  with the gang: Under the Canadian  law the timber warden is allowed to  collect a fee of 1 cent on each cabin log  cut and 25 cents on each cord ot firewood cut. AVhile I was in the territory  it was the invariable custom for the  timber warden to collect as high as 5  cents on cabin logs and 75 cents on cord  wood.  "At Tagash lake they have stationed  what are   known   as   boat inspectors,  whose duty it was to   inspect  all   inbound boats between the hours of 8 in  the morning- and _ in the afternoon.     1  have   seen   as   many    as   5000   boats  beached on the shores of the lake, waiting1 to be inspected before proceeding  on the way to Dawson.     I   have seen  these so-called inspectors negdect their  work between 8 and 4 to such an  extent that only from three to  five boats  would be inspected during those hours  Then, after hours, when the  impatient  prospectors would complain  of the delay they were being made   to suffer,  these inspectors would name a fee ranging from 85 to 8200.   It would be paid  under protest, because the prospectors  could not afford to longer put off then-  departure, and then they would be al  lowed to go on their journey down the  Yukon, the inspectors never goin,"; near  the boats to examine them.     My partner and I were held  up  in   this  same  wretched fashion, and to rid ourselves  of the outrage of   needless delay,  my  partner paid one of the inspectors 85,  and we were allowed to go   on.     Our j  papers were 0. K.d: otir boat was never j  looked at. j  "One day while in Dawson I went to ]  the postoihee and inquired whether!  there was any mail for me. The clerk j  hastily ran through a handful of letters I  and said no. 1 asked him to iook care- j  fully, for i was sure there must be!  something Avaiting for me. 'No,' he re- j  plied, 'there is nothing,* and I had sim-;  ply to go away. However, I almost j  knew he was lying, and that a tip was ;���  all he wanted. I hunted up a police-1  man, gave him ��2, and told him to ask j  for my mail. I waited outside, and in  a few- minutes he came back with a  packet of 12 letters. That's a sample  of official corruption in the Yukon.  "Another instance:     About  October  15, 1898, a man whose name I do not recall   staked  hillside claim No.   21  on  Hunker.   As he was by. no means certain of its value, he decided  nof to record it, as under the Canadian law you j  are allowed to record only one claim, I  and he didn't want to use up   his right *  on a claim that was so  uncertain.    He  turned No. 2 over to a   Mrs. M  of Buffalo, N. Y., and she in tur  it over to me.     Remember,  it   had not  been recorded.    I went out to tlie claim  of the 'hidden mysteries" of the  work  ings of the recorder's  office.      1   never  received a reply.  "On January (5, 1899. a man of the  name of Herdman went to the record  office and recorded 'hillside claim No.  21, Hunker": and I can prove by no  less than 20 witnesses that Deputy La-  gora received a liberal rake-off for the  deal.  "The Yukon-is' a wild and dreary  country; a first-rate country to stay out  of. A handful of men come out-with  sacks, and whole boatloads come out  with nothing but poverty in their hands,  cursing the day they went in.'*  SOME AUNE MAKERS.  Continued from Iirst |i:i$re.  creek. There have been several carloads  of ore shipped, one return from the smelter giving 427 ounces of silver to the ton.  A concentrator will yet be required for  the Kalispell, as there is a great amount  of concentrating ore in sight.  The properties above are all on the  south side of Ten Mile, and are only a  few of the host of claims on the creek.  On the north side are many more prospects, but not so much attention has  been paid to these as on the south  side. In the vicinity of the Half A\ray is  a regular nest of claims, the bulk of  which have strong leads and good ore.  It is expected this year will show up  several shipping mines. The Silver  Nugget, Topaz, Independence, Silver  Band, Oregon City, Cougar, Fairy Queen  and Westmount groups, run up the hill  facing the Enterprise, and more or less  work has been done on them all, with  ore showing on all. Then there is the  United Empire, Alexandra and AVay-  mouth, which are believed to have the  Enterprise vein on each.  On the north fork is the Butte group  owned by Murphy and Taylor. It has a  big body of ora in sight. The owners  built a good trail up the creek last summer.  On the south fork among other rising  properties is the Conundrum group,  owned by Thomlinson Bros., and Hughes  Bros., of New Denver, A _ood pack trail  was built last season up the creek, reaching over to >he Ocean group and a number of other prospects.  Further up the main creek is the U.  and S. and Boomerang groups, on both  of which there are bodies of clean ore  exposed. In the basin surrounding the  head waters are numbers of likely pros  pects, an excitement over which pre  vailed two years ago.  The Whitewater >Iin<;.  In a recent report the manager of the  Whitewater  Mines states that values  were being lost in the concentrating  process, and that, by the addition of  certain appliances, tliose values can be  saved. This the directors of that company have authorized, and so better returns may be expected in the future.  John AA'illiams has ordered, and will  have in a short time, a large consignment, of cherries, currants, tomatoes and  berries.  PHOTOGRAPHERS  LOOK!  i '.-iliiin.-t S'jiio ~1.4<i, sjto i>iv-|ini(i  Film Outrider.-'-. alxiJ.'.. .7"n.-.  <irlier Siinnii.<'$. sit me i-iiuw.  O. STRATHEARN.  K.islo, B. C.  MINERS WANTED.  The Tangier Mine, Ltd. Albert  Canyon. B. C, requires six good  miners. Wages, $3.50 per day���not $3  F. L. CHRISTIE, L.L.B.  BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, Etc.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  | Every Friday at Silverton. SANDON, B. C.  Carloads  of Flour  and Feed  For all time and for  all people. You will find  the largest stock of Best  Flour and Breakfast Cereals  AT HOBEN'S  Specials in these lines offered  to patrons. Prices made a  matter of inducement to big-  buyers in these lines���to  the mines and hotels any-,  where in the Slocan.  Do not let this slip your  mind when you want a sup  ply of Fresh, Sweet and  Juicv Ham and Bacon, or  Canned Goods of any kind,  that i he best place to get it is  AT HOBEN'S  Mail orders.  New Denver. B.  C.  Leave your  watch ���'���  t  FLOOR OIL CLOTH and LINOLEUM.  LACE CURTAINS and WINDOW- SHADES.  These are all New Stock, New Patterns and New Prices.  Hunter Bros.  SANDON- -ROSSLAND  WHOLESALE  GROCERS  \<*  pairing'  at the New flarket  New De:myer  It will be CALLED FOR  every Saturday .....  Repaired during1 the  week and returned the  Saturday following* . . .  We insure vou prompt  and satisfactory work at  reasonable charges. . . .  Agents for B.C. Sugar Refinery and Royal  Gity Planing Mills."  arket Hotel,  NEW DENVER,   B. C.  Provides ample and pleasant accommodation for the traveling* public.  Telegrams for rooms promptly attended to.  HENRY STEGE, - - -       -     " - Proprietor.  All work Guaranteed.  Agent   for   the   famous  Hamilton &  Hampden Watches.  G, W, QRIMMETT,  Jeweller and Optician,  SaniidlorL    ���  RA.fliUiairoec  NEW DENVER  General  Drayman,  Ice,  Wood  Hav and Grain for Sale.  Filled.  9  Ice Houses  Livery  and   Bait Stables,  ���tgf'Siirtdlc horses ;iml |>iii.-lc train :il Ton -Mile.  ��?  _a# a spab**%ss __**___"_��__   f  PHOTOGRAPHE R S  tVANCOUVER and NELSON,  B.C. f[  Juicy  Beefsteaks  Tender Mutton, and Delicious Pork, always at  your command at the  New Denver Meat .Market.  Fresh Fish  From the Briney Deep.  Eggs & Butter  from the plains of Western Canada, and  SAUSAGES  from New Denver.  Shipments are made to  any part of the country.  If you are in need of  substantial nourishment  no not overlook  this ad.  New Denver Meat Market  Established 'lM��f>.  E. M. SANDILANDS,  ASLO MOTEL  Family & Commercial.  L  arge  And  Comfortable  Rooms  Fitted with every modern  convenience. Special protection against lire. Rates $2.50  and $3 per day.  COCKLE &  PAPWORTH,  Proprietors.  JOHN WILLIAMS  Dealer in  A    D  IMPORTED  DOMESTIC CIGARS  ANJTOBACCOES,  PIPE'S, &G.  NES  B. Dunlop  BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.  SLOCAX   CITV. - - B.  C.  HI). CURTIS,  Mixes;   Real   Estate;  accountant.  IxSCJli.-VXCE  Abstracts of Title Furnished,  SLOGAN CITY, B.C.  J. M. M. BENEDUM,  Silverton.  SANDOX. B.C.  -Uiiunt;' Stocks bought mid Sold,   (.'eneml A:  lor Sloeii 11 Properties.        L'romisinj.'   Prospects For Sale.   rent  Van Camp Lunch Goods,   Confection-  cry and Fruit.  BATHS IN CONNECTION.  Newmarket Block. New Denver  Pal ma  gngnon  NEW DENVER  I)  R. A. S. MARSHALL.  Dealer in HAY, GRAIN,  ICE, WOOD, Etc  Dentist.  Kaslo. B C  urgery  Livery and Feed Stables,  General  Dray ing1.    Teams meet all boats and  Trains.  Graduate of American College of Dental S  Chicago  |\|___��W                          BRICK  DENVER   for sale.  BRICK  ��*   ��    gwi   asm      ->OHN   GOETTSCHE,  T  ft fl  U            SEW DENVER.  F.E. MORRISON, dds.  DENTIST  Crown. Plate and Bridge work.  Office. Broken Hill Blk.  Nelson.  in.     ne :  ,   ^Denver  (.-"���olden  Sun, Mineral Mountain.  7���Venture, Independence, Hamilton.  TRAXSKERS.  June 24���Chesapeak, >_, Thos D Tobin  to W L Callanan.  ChesaDeake, '/, W L  Callanan to Jas  M Farrell, $1,000.  28���Ireland, ,'/_, Ike   Longhead to Jno  Buckler.  Belfast, _, Uobert Bradshaw to John  Buckler.  29���Margerie, Olympia and Iowa, J_  each, Jno Jarvis to Geo E Wemant.  Margerie, Olympia, Iowa and Seattle,  yz each, Daniel Kelcher to S C Jackson,  $15.  July 3���Chapleau. option   until  June  2, 1900, from the owners to .1 M Williams  of London, Eng., $1,500 piudon account.  Sheffield, li, J   D   Reid   to   Elijah   B  Dunlop. I  reason to  doubt your word. Please show nie the  record in the books ' He retorted sav-  agely, "I'm deputy recorder here, and !  don't have to show you any books I  say the claim's recorded, and that set- ]  ties it."  "Again I demanded to   be shown the |  record, and again he refused.      1   told \  him he might find out before I left Dawson that he did  have to   show  me  the ;  books, and I   went away  in  search of  Commissioner   Ogilvie.    Six  times   or  more I applied at  his office for admittance and an interview,  and each time  I was turned down cold       I   .-^at down  and wrote   the   commissioner   a  note,  saviny that if he would yrant me a brief ;  By using the New Denver envelope in your  correspondence. Printed with your name in  the return corner, and  sold  by  The Ledge at  FfttST hundred,  FIFTY   CENTS   each   sub-  suqwnt hundred.  toth  r"*>  .^  Nelson, B. C.  Merclia-iit Tailor.  &_5?\\  *���>*  ^-^C��:,  "'-aj,,i- "-��� ' '   V. W   "1  Full Line  of Suitings and  Trousei-inirs always on hand.  I have the  and examine the  largest stock in B.  C.  Call  O  I.E. Angrignon  The Lending  WILL SELL AND COMPETE WITH EASTERN PRICES.       BELTS, BLOUSE SETS, BAGS, TURTLE COMBS  OF  SIX    DIFFERENT   STYLES. OSTRICH FANS.   LORQUETTE CHAINS,   BRACELETS.  SKIRT PINS AND ONE HUNDRED DIFFERENT VARIETIES JUST RECEIVED  AIR JRESSER  Bosun Block,  New Denver,  B.C.  Ffjue Watch Repairing Guaranteed  Send by Mail or Express  FROM THE MANUFACTURERs  JACOl  DOVER,  Nelson, B.C,

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